Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins
Date and Time: Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston Massachusetts
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Canadiens vs. Bruins TV Coverage: NBCSN
Montreal Canadiens Record and Metrics
Montreal has been in good form at Offshore sportsbooks with six payouts in their last nine games to now stand at 23-16-5 which is good for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens have gone under the total in seven of their last ten games and have gone over the number in just 21 of their 44 total games this season. Montreal has improved to rank 14th in the NHL for goal scoring although 31st for the power play. Defensively the Habs rank 19th for goals against and 21st for the penalty kill.
Boston Bruins Record and Metrics
Boston has ruled the cashier’s cage at Online sportsbooks with eight payouts in their last ten games to now stand at 25-14-4 which puts them in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have gone over the total in just one of their last five games and just 16 of their 43 games overall. Although the B’s rank 17th in the NHL for goal scoring their power play ranks third best in the league. Boston is tight on the back end with NHL rankings of second for goals against and 11th for the penalty kill.
Montreal has been a strong betting value in recent road games with five payouts in their last six away from home. Four of the Canadiens last seven away games have gone under the total.
Balanced against that is Boston’s fantastic marks at TD Garden. Indeed, the Bruins have made bank at “The Vault” with 15 payouts in their last 20 games on home ice. Seven of their last 10 home games have gone over the total.
Head to Head Series
In the last nine meetings in this head to head series the Bruins have come away with the cash eight times against Montreal. The last six matchups between these teams have gone under the total. Boston has won three of their last four home games against Montreal with all four games going under the total.
Canadiens to Watch
Max Domi was a first round draft pick in the 2013 draft by the Arizona Coyotes but had mixed results in his development there. Arizona shipped Domi to Montreal last summer in a trade for Alex Galchenyuk. And Domi has done much to shore up what was the weakest position on the team. The 23 year old center iceman has 14 goals, 25 assists, and a plus three.
Bruins to Watch
A pair of left wings lead the Bruins. David Pastrnak has 25 goals, 27 assists, and a plus three while Brad Marchand has 16 goals, 31 assists and a plus seven. Defenseman Torey Krug is one of the top reasons that Boston has such an effective power play. Krug has 17 assists on the man advantage.
Between the Pipes
Jaroslav Halak has a .926 save percentage and Tuukka Rask is at .920 for Boston.
Carey Price of Montreal has a save percentage of .909.
Canadiens vs. Bruins Betting Odds Free Picks
Boston will clearly offer the Best odds in this matchup. The Bruins are reliable at getting the money both at home and against the Canadiens. Boston is also in top form.
Canadiens vs. Bruins Betting Pick: Bet the Boston Bruins
Canadiens vs. Bruins Score Prediction: Bruins 3, Canadiens 1